Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
  1. Hatchet II earns bragging rights with buckets of giddily over-the-top blood 'n' guts in sequences that are as gratuitous as they are amusingly ridiculous.
  2. 38
    You want gore, you get gore. Hatchet II plays less like a slasher movie than like the highlight reel from a slasher movie.
  3. 25
    Every boogeyman and slasher cliché this movie borrows was better somewhere else. Although it probably wasn't grosser.
  4. 0
    Say a prayer that there's no "Hatchet III" in the future.
  5. Adam Green's inventively gruesome slasher is the widest unrated release in 25 years.
  6. 40
    It's a functional sequel, but with all that spirited slicing and dicing, the director could have at least broken a sweat.
  7. Swift and amusingly brainless, Hatchet II more than delivers on splatter expectations.
  8. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    Outrageously over-the-top gore doubtless will scare off all but the heartiest genre aficionados.
  9. You don't go to this film for Sorkinesque repartee; you go for the world's longest chainsaw, or equal-opportunity genital mutilations, or very, very long bludgeonings. And here they are, in buckets.
  10. Reviewed by: Chuck Wilson
    This time out, Green is not as self-aware, devoting a solid hour of his film's 90-minute running time to pre-mayhem character development so witless and dull that Hatchet II might as well be "Friday the 13th, Part 14."
  11. 75
    Hatchet II is distinguished both by a funky, frisky sense of humor, and gore of great quality and quantity.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Jun 21, 2013
    This is a great sequel with more blood and action. This film contains good performances and a lot plot to explain various thing. Besides is not a movie like other that has no purpose. Full Review »
  2. Jun 16, 2013
    If you are going to compare this one to the first, it is trash, but as a sequel it is really good, improved in thrills, more scarier, more serious, but still it is not as good as the first one, but as a horror sequel it is definitely great and powerful, loyal to its previous chapter Full Review »
  3. Oct 25, 2012
    What made the first film some-what good was that the fact that it was a throwback to 80s horror, meaning over the top (painfully fake) special effects and poor acting. You can tell the cast really didn't try much because they knew what the first film really was, a sort of tribute to 80s horror. In this film, the cast actually tries to act and it's bad, Not the worst I have seen but it's definently up there. Not to mention that the special effects were far more painfully fake (and at times very stupid) in this film then they were in the first. It was just awful. I think Hatchet 2 proved what the series really is - An overrated and pathetic horror series. The only people who will enjoy this film are people who have no true taste in horror and love over the top special effects that are so painfully fake that it's pathetic. Full Review »